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New stars at Asia’s Top 1000 Brands reveal domain preferences
Short .com domains dominate new entrants to Asia’s Top 1000 Brands list. Domains are meant to be used by end users, so studying Chinese brands may tell us what domains corporate China likes to acquire. Recently, Campaign Asia-Pacific published ...
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August 5, 2021, 12:33 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domains revenue jumps 18.2% at GoDaddy
Buy now landers and domain listing feature help Domains business grow. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) reported second-quarter earnings after the market closed today. Overall, year-over-year revenue was up 15.5% to $931.3. Bookings jumped 12.7% to $1.0548 billi...
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August 4, 2021, 9:24 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
22 end user domain name sales led by a .io
A .io domain name leads this week’s end user sales list. Sedo’s top public sale this past week was Officially.com for $43,000. Whois shows the buyer is Grow Upper in France, but I can’t find anything about the company. Here’s ...
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August 4, 2021, 3:42 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domain lessons from a mysterious brand
A look at the originals of this hot clothing brand. It is loved by young people all over the world. It is also one of the most talked-about brands on TikTok and YouTube, yet very few people know where Shein (pronounced as “She in”) comes ...
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August 4, 2021, 12:22 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy increasing DDC .com prices to $8.85 on September 1
GoDaddy will pass along Verisign’s increase in September. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) is increasing the wholesale price of .com domains by 7% on September 1, and registrars with little margin will be forced to increase their prices as well. GoDaddy...
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August 3, 2021, 11:03 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Mural, which acquired Mural.com last year, raises $50 million at $2 billion valuation
Company moved from Mural.ly to Mural.co to Mural.com. Visual collaboration in a digital world is a niche that is growing in popularity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a world where much of our professional interaction has been restricted to an onlin...
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August 3, 2021, 6:24 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
WordPress parent Automattic invests $30 million in Bhavin Turakhia’s email business
Titan offers resellers an alternative to Google’s and Microsoft’s platforms. Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has invested $30 million in email service Titan. The series A funding values Titan at $300 million. Titan is serial ent...
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August 3, 2021, 4:13 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Company loses UDRP against domain it could have bought for $1,995
Now it’s out even more money. Let me be clear from the outset: a company shouldn’t buy a cybersquatted domain name just because it’s cheaper than filing a UDRP. But if you’re going to file a UDRP against a domain that you can ...
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August 3, 2021, 3:52 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
College Fresh tries reverse domain name hijacking
Foodservice company goes after a domain registered before it existed. College Fresh, a company that provides food service to fraternities and sororities, has tried to reverse domain name hijack CollegeFresh.com, a World Intellectual Property Organiza...
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August 3, 2021, 2:27 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
July’s top domain name stories
Here’s what made news in the domain name business last month. 1. OnlineNIC says it’s shutting down because of Facebook lawsuit – The company is no longer defending Facebook’s lawsuit and told the court it was shutting down wit...
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August 3, 2021, 1:21 pm
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